Rotary Club of Englewood NJ 

We meet each Tuesday at 12:15pm 

Crowne Plaza Englewood 

401 S Van Brunt St, Englewood NJ 07631 

 
 
President Jill Abbott, Doug Sturomski, Newburg Rotary Club and JoEllen Knie, Program Director
 
 
 
Rotary Club of Englewood
Spoke January 31, 2017
Presiding: Abbott
Recorder: Cole

Birthdays: Jill Abbott on February 1

Announcements: Jill and Jim, and whomever else wishes, are holding a “Fireside Chat” “All you want to know about Rotary but were afraid to ask” 6 pm Thursday, Feb. 2 at Jill’s condo, 64C Dwight Pl. Closer to Tracey Place.

Gift of Life Dinner February 9th at The Venetian, River Rd. in Garfield 6 pm til….then. Cost is $110 pp but will be reduced to $105 for tables of ten.

The Interact’s senior prom, a dance for seniors, will occur March 10 at St. Paul’s Church in Englewood 3:30 to 6:30.

The Presidents’ Ball will again be held at Westmont Country Club on March 29 (a Wednesday). Cost is $125 pp. Starts probably around 6 pm. More Details (like directions) later.
 
The timing of our awards dinner is a bit up in the air but it all in all probability will be at the Englewood Field Club.

The Paterson am Club is holding a raffle for a week (May 19 - 26) at Riviera Maya in Mexico. Tickets are a very reasonable $10 per ticket. See Charlotte

Happy Dollars: Many for Jill’s birthday.
 
Program: Rotarian Douglas Martin Sturomski from the district immediately North of us gave a wonderful program about Peace. Yours truly cannot do justice to all that was said but here are a few
quotations:
“In wartime, church bells are melted to make cannons. In peacetime, cannons are melted to make church bells.” not sure of the reference.
“If you judge people you have no time to love them” Mother Theresa
“We are all made of stardust.” Neil deGrasse Tyson Curator of the Hayden Planetarium

Mankind has to move (and according to Doug, is moving) from love of power to power of live.
Doug divided the world into those with narrow minds (I’ll let you make that pick) to people with spacious minds and he included Rotarians in that mix.
Doug spends a good deal of his Rotary time trying to have communities, towns, villages, what have you erecting Peace Poles in strategic locations. Most of his efforts have been in the Hudson Valley
but there are some 20,000 throughout the world.
We ended the meeting by ringing hand held bells which Doug said was an example of all of us working together. It was wonderful to ring chimes!

50-50: with a grand total of $55 in the pot and 19 cards left Sue Fetner did not pick the jack of hearts.